Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 Highlights
The Amsterdam Dance Event returns for a five-day celebration of electronic music, jam-packed with a full-on festival, parties, workshops, master classes, an industry conference and everything in between. The 22nd year of ADE brings together more than 2.200 international and Dutch artists, 370.000 attendees and industry professionals. Artists ranging from Hardwell, Philip Glass, Martin Garrix, Gary Numan and plenty more.
With over 120 events during the Day and Night program, we understand it's hard to choose where to go! Therefore, we’ve teamed up with the Amsterdam-based company KOLLEKT.FM, music experts and curators, to bring you the highlights you don’t want to miss.
Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 Highlights
Wednesday, October 18th
Joining forces to kick things off on the opening night is Dutch DJ, Jameszoo, in collaboration with the award-winning jazz and pop orchestra, Metropole Orkest. The renowned orchestra will attempt to perform Jameszoo’s full-length album, Fool, described as ‘naïve computer jazz’ by the artist himself, on an acoustic level at De Melkweg from 18:30-21:30.
An important part of ADE is showcasing up-and-coming and esteemed talent in electronic music, that’s why ADE Live selects a handful of DJs to perform at some of the finest venues such as Melkweg, Sugarfactory, and Paradiso on the 18th and 19th. Sharing the spotlight this year are Fatima Yamaha, Palmbomen II, Bruxas, Anna of the North, and Vessels at the Paradiso starting at 19:00.
Thursday, October 19th
What happens when the Soulwax brothers, aka 2ManyDJs, and Canadian DJ/Producer Tiga are in the same room? Musical bliss. Catch their set on Wednesday at the Tolhuistuin at 21:00, but don’t miss their Thursday Musictalks panel; a discussion on musical influences, personal and professional aspects of their lives in the industry at De Bakke Grond at 16:45.
If you think Thursdays are reserved for cozy nights in, think again. The night program for Thursday is jam-packed with parties rolling into the early morning. ZeeZout X Dimensions puts on an extravaganza with Baba Stiltz, HUNEE, and Call Super at the Undercurrent, Disco Dolly ADE special features Kyle Hall, FunkinEven, and Iggy P, or head on over to Shelter; Rush Hour ADE for an impeccable lineup with Chez Damier, Antal, and Soichi Terada.
Friday, October 20th
To no surprise, Friday’s agenda is packed to the brim. Het Weekend @ De School reveals an all weekend long party starting on Friday at 19:30 till Monday morning, bringing together Avalon Emerson, Lucy, Dr. Rubinstein, Aurora Halal, Talismann, RAMZi, and Kara-Lis Coverdale.
After last year’s success, ADE Life & Death returns to Thuishaven with many of their talent pool, including founder DJ Tennis, Awanto 3, Gerd Janson, Honey Soundsystem, Jackmaster, Jennifer Cardini, Lucy, Leon Vynehall, Marin & Guy, Margot, Red Axes and The Das. You’re in for a ride as the event promises enhanced production effects, dancers, immersive light display, and a banging sound system to compliment the set.
ZeeZout X Spun Out X Ransom Note brings together Optimo, Manfredas, and Lokier to Studio K for an all-nighter affair. Lastly, Into the Woods opens its special ADE Night Shift edition unfolding at NDSM with Mike Huckaby, San Proper, Awanto 3 and Moomin.
Saturday, October 21st
Into the Woods continues with their NDSM warehouse takeover with artists such as Session Victim, Palmbomen II and Nightmares on Wax. If you want to score some vinyl, head on over to the Volkshotel for the Good Music Vinyl Market, starting from 15:00-19:00. ZeeZout'slineup at the Undercurrent features Mall Grab, Tornado Wallace, B2B and Andy Hart at 22:00.
Sunday, October 22nd
The closing day of ADE is sure to leave you on a high note. Go out with a bang with iconic DJ Harvey at De Marktkantine starting at 21:00. Returning to ADE this year is the avant-garde legend, Philip Glass, to perform a string of compositions with Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies three piano works: 'Mad Rush' (1980), 'Four Movements For Two Pianos' (2008) and 'The Suite from Les Enfants Terribles' (1996).
If you’re feeling a little shabby on Sunday, rejuvenate yourself by joining others at the ADE Hangover. Presented by ADE, Into the Woods, NDSM, and Noordlicht Café, this event aims to replenish your mind, body, and soul with refreshing beverages, comfort food, energizing music, and other fun-loving people at Noordlicht’s Noord Amsterdam complex (starting at noon). Browse through the independent market where you can find cassettes, vintage clothing, local arts & crafts.
Make sure to download Favoroute's free Amsterdam City Guide to navigate you through Amsterdam during ADE 2017. The guide is filled with local tips on neighborhood walking routes, hotspots, map, and offline usage.